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Anantnag- Pulwama go to polls today
Tight security arrangements made for smooth conduct of polls
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: Unprecedented security arrangements have been made in and around the 1049 polling booths of Anantnag parliamentary constituency which is going to polls tomorrow. More than 150 companies of police and security forces have already taken position across the constituency to instill sense of security among the nearly 12 lakh voters and to thwart any militant attempts to disrupt the polls. Authorities have declared almost all of th...
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12 CRPF men, several youths injured in stone pelting
Pulwama, Shopian, Tral, Baramulla shut down
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: At least half a dozen CRPF and number of youths got injured during the clashes erupted at Pulwama in South Kashmir and Baramulla in north Kashmir between the protesters and security forces.South Kashmir’s Tral and Shopian townships observed complete shutdown against fresh arrests. Reports said that at least 12 CRPF personnel got injured and number of their vehicles got damaged at Pulwama town. The agitated youths pelted stones...
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Polling staff attacked in South Kashmir
Several vehicles damaged
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: A day before polling in South Kashmir, youth attacked polling staff and their vehicles at several places in the region during which forces resorted to firing in air. Quoting an official, a local news agency, GNS, said polling staff and their vehicles were stoned by youths at Sambora in volatile Pulwama district. In the attack, glasses of several vehicles were smashed while forces men also fired several gunshots in air to dispe...
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PDP complaint against Farooq
No instructions from EC: Police
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: Police today said that it is yet to receive any instructions from the Election Commission on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) complaint against union minister and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah for allegedly issuing threats to PDP leadership. SSP Srinagar Amit Kumar told media that the police has already written to the election officials but no instructions have been issued so far. “We have sought instructions ...
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Police has got vital clues in Tral attack: IGP
SRINAGAR, Apr 23 b: Police today claimed to have got vital clues in Tral attack wherein unidentified gunmen had killed three people including a Sarpanch, his son, and a village head in late evening on April 21. IGP Kashmir Abdul Ghani Mir said, “We have got some vital clues and we will share the details only after establishing the facts.” He said that police has taken several measures in the area to nab the culprits. A senior police officer in...
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NC perpetuating violence to enforce boycott: Mufti
‘Misadventure this time would have more disastrous consequences than what followed 1987 rigged polls’
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: Accusing National Conference (NC) of orchestrating latest spate of civilian killings, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said innocent blood-letting is timed only to benefit NC in the elections as the party is solely banking on bloodshed and boycott for its survival. “Dr Farooq Abdullah’s threat of attacking PDP cadres with bombs and bullets is being implemented by targeting the party’s activists and the recent killings at...
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NC, PDP clash with stones in Ganderbal
8 PDP workers injured in road mishap
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: The workers of National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party today resorted to stone pelting on the residence of their two leaders Qazi Mohammad Afzal and Ishfaq Jabbar in Lar Ganderbal. Both the sides have filed formal complaints before the police against each other. According to reports the workers of National Conference attacked former forest minister Qazi Afzal’s residence breaking window panes. The PDP workers also at...
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NC cavalcade attacked in Ganderbal with stones
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: The cavalcade of top leadership of National Conference (NC) came under stone pelting in Ganderbal area. Reports said the National Conference leaders including Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and others were scheduled to address a road show at Choont Walivar, Main Chowk Lar, Peerpora. Clashes were going on between youth and police in two areas of Ganderbal--Basoora and Khurhama. As the cavalcade of NC leaders passed through ...
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K could have been resolved at Agra summit: Farooq
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: National Conference president, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said his party is the biggest votary of friendly relations between India and Pakistan and for the resolution of the political issue in J&K. Speaking at various places in Ganderbal, Dr Abdullah said that during the Agra Summit, New Delhi and Islamabad had come very close to mutually resolving the Kashmir issue but hardliner elements in the BJP sabotaged the summit at the crucia...
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JKLF PIL on 2010 killings
Consider remaining 15 cases for compensation: HC
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: The High Court today asked the state government to consider the remaining 15 cases out of 117 killings of 2010 for compensation. In its order, a division bench of the High Court, comprising of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Hasnain Masoodi has asked the state government to consider the remaining 15 cases wherein the monetary relief has not been paid so far. The order came in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on 201...
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SHRC orders time bound probe in 90’s Hawal massacre
Next hearing for the case on May 1
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) today ordered a time bound probe into the massacre that killed more than 70 people at Hawal on May, 21, 1990. According to the reports a petition was in the past submitted before the commission that asked for the investigation into the matter, compensation to the victims. Reports informed that the petition was submitted on March 23 last by a human rights group. The case was listed befo...
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UPA has to pay price for things not done: Farooq
SRINAGAR, April 23: Union Minister and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said the UPA will have to pay the price for things it should have done but did not do. "It is over now. What we should have done, we didn't do. We will pay the price for it. No use digging graves now," Abdullah told a New Delhi-based TV news channel in Srinagar. "Price rise was one of the biggest issues and that is what hit the Delhi govern...
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Advocate’s detention controversy
Police ready for independent inquirý: SSP Jammu
BAJ continues indefinite strike
JAMMU, Apr 23: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu Atul Goel Wednesday stated that the police was ready to face any independent inquiry in case of charges of atrocities levelled by an advocate against the police. However he ruled out the suspension of any officer in this case. SSP Jammu was reacting to media queries pertaining to demand of Bar Association Jammu (BAJ) demand for suspension of SHO Gandhi Nagar, ASI and one constable poste...
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PAK resident dies of cardiac arrest in Mendhar
Body deported after Nimaz-e-Jenaza
MENDHAR, Apr 23: A nonagenarian from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK), who had arrived through Chakkan Da Bagh to meet his relatives in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district on April 21, 2014, died of cardiac arrest Wednesday morning. According to family sources, 90-year old Mohammed Shakroo, son of Faqira, a resident of Chak Sawari of district Mirpur in PAK, along with his 32-year old son Mohammed Sajjad had come via Chakkan Da Bagh through cro...
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Cartoon Corner
J&K activist serves legal notice to K M Birla
JAMMU, Apr 23: Babal Afzal, a J&K activist associated with `Pashmina goat project’ aimed at saving the `Pashmina goat’ and the Pashmina industry eco-system through awareness campaigns against the duplicate and fake Pashmina products, has served a legal notice to Kumar Mangalam Birla for “No Ullu Banaoing” Idea Cellular Pashmina advertisement. In the legal notice served to the owner and chairman of Idea Cellular Kumar Mangalam Birla and the MD a...
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> Governor directs Home Department for early disposal of pending cases
> President, JCCI, calls on Governor
UPA has to pay price for things not done: Farooq
SRINAGAR, April 23: Union Minister and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said the UPA will have to pay the price for things it should have done but did not do. "It is over now. What we should have done, we didn't do. We will pay the price for it. No use digging graves now," Abdullah told a New Delhi-based TV news channel in Srinagar. "Price rise was one of the biggest issues and that is what hit the Delhi govern...
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> Patient’s death sparks protest at Hospital
Petty politicking over killings
The killings of two sarpanches in Kashmir last week are heinous crimes and must be strongly condemned. The innocent killings serve nobody’s purpose and simply add to the labyrinth of tales of misery, agony and victimization. This culture of violence not only needs to be opposed, the piling cases of gruesome murders need to be investigated fairly. Going beyond the lip sympathy and the avoidable politicking over the killings, there is also need t...
> Waste material challenges
> Why these double standards?
> Politics of threats and abuses
> Warnings on deaf ears
> Flawed electoral system
Spain: A handsome apology
By Gwynne Dyer
The Spanish parliament still has to pass the new citizenship law, but the cabinet has already approved it and Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón is sure there won't be a problem. "In Spain, a clear majority realize we have committed a historical error and have an opportunity to repair it, so I am sure that law will pass with an immense majority in parliament," he said. Historical apologies are in fashion - ex-South African president F.W. D...
> Stakes for Elections 2014: Secularism or democracy - By Mazher Hussain
> The right wolf..! - By Robert Clements
> Cat out of the bag - By Badri Raina
> India Standstill..! - By Robert Clements
> Is Nawaz Sharif trying to assert civilian authority? - By M. K. Dhar
Trailers as prelude to the bigger picture
By Humra Quraishi
No, I'm not too shocked by the recent hate utterances of those heading Right Wing outfits - Giriraj Singh's comment along the strain that all those who're anti Modi should shift to Pakistan. Or Praveen Togadia's communal taunts, openly targeting Muslims for buying properties in 'Hindu areas'. These are mere trailers of the bigger picture that's in production! More divisive tactics will take off when the RSS backed government comes centre-stage...
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> Six questions for Narendra Modi - By Shamsul Islam
> On elections! - By S Mukhtar
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> Indian democracy fighting for its life - By India United Against Fascism
SC on black money
Dear Editor, It refers to Supreme Court on 22.04.2014 holding Union government of gross contempt of court by not complying with its thee-years’ old verdict dated 04.07.2011 directing disclosure of names of Indian account-holders in a Liechtenstein bank to it by Germany. It is now clear that present Union government is shielding Indian holders of bank-accounts in foreign countries for reasons know to decision-takers. With Supreme Court already ...
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Pak intruders won't dare to cross border if Modi wins: Shah
MIRZAPUR (UP), Apr 23 (Agencies): Claiming that the country's borders are not safe under the present regime, BJP leader Amit Shah today said once Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister, Pakistani intruders "will not dare to enter" into Indian territory. "Once Modiji becomes PM, leave incidents of beheading of Indian soldiers, the Pakistani intruders will not even dare to enter into Indian side," Shah said at an election rally here in support ...
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> SC panel for guidelines on govt ads showing politicians
> Arrest warrants against Giriraj Singh for 'Hate Speech'
> Kejriwal files nomination for Lok Sabha polls in Varanasi
> Stop personal attacks on Modi: Arun Jaitley
India-China business meet held in Shanghai
BEIJING, Apr 23 (Agencies): Top Chinese businesses took part in the "India-China Business and Investment Forum" organised in Shanghai to discuss opportunities for investment in India for Chinese companies. The forum was organised by the Indian Consulate in Shanghai in association with the Council of the World's Investment Summit held in Shanghai yesterday. About 80 participants drawn from various business sectors, representatives of Chinese ch...
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> Sherpas demand Rs 1 mn for victims
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> 42 killed in road accident in south Pakistan
DG Sports releases calendar of activities for 2014-15
JAMMU, Apr 23: Director General, Youth Services and Sports Navin Agarwal today released the annual Calendar for the departmental activities for the financial year 2014 -15. Releasing the annual calendar here at a press conference, Agarwal said that the department has drawn an exhaustive chart of activities, including sports events, seminars, Melas, awareness camps to be held during the year. He said the wide-ranging list of activities at distr...
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> DG Sports inaugurates playfield at Miran Sahib
China new hub for Pak operators to smuggle FICN
NEW DELHI, Apr 21 (Agencies): In a worrying trend, central intelligence agencies have found that China has emerged as a new transit hub for Pakistan-based operators to circulate fake Indian currency which was also being routed in 'diplomatic bags' to Pakistan High Commission in Colombo and via two leading courier services. "Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) are being routed to Pakistan High Commission in Colombo through diplomatic bag. FICN are...
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> CAG can audit accounts of telecom firms: SC
> Petrol price cut by 70 paise a litre from today
> J&K Bank opens ATM at Larnoo
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